Rough sleepers in Melbourne

Launch Housing’s Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI) provides assertive outreach to help care for rough sleepers in Melbourne CBD, and the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Frankston and Dandenong.

Our RSI team offers assessments, case management, pathways into emergency and crisis accommodation and housing. Our assertive outreach workers also refer individuals into other community services if needed. Also, Bolton Clarke nurses work alongside our RSI team to assess clients’ health needs.

The Rough Sleepers Initiative is the main referral pathway into the Melbourne Street to Home program.

Rough Sleepers Initiative (03) 8598 1170


Daily Support Team

Since 2016, the Daily Support Team has cared for and assisted people sleeping rough in the metropolitan area. The Daily Support Team (DST), in partnership with City of Melbourne, connects rough sleepers to crisis accommodation, housing and healthcare services with a focus on a rapid response to new and long-term rough sleepers in Melbourne CBD.

Assertive Outreach City of Yarra

Launch Housing’s Assertive Outreach Program assists rough sleepers in the City of Yarra with emergency shelter, housing supports and homelessness services. This program offers case management, material aid, crisis accommodation and housing. It also provides referrals to healthcare services, mental health, counselling, drug and alcohol support, and aged care.

Rough sleeping is traumatic, isolating, and dangerous and our outreach services are critical for rough sleepers as they frequently have difficulty accessing homelessness and healthcare services.